Significant Events

2016
Presentation at Christmas by Professor Peter Griffiths
2015
Chalmers & Dent Award announced
2014
First female Chair elected
IRDG become members of FACCS
IRDG Meeting held in Vienna
2013
IRDG becomes a Registered Charity with amended Constitution
IRDG Communicate via Facebook and Twitter
2012
200th IRDG Meeting
Inaugural Norman Sheppard Award presented to Norman Sheppard
2010
Joint Meeting with Dutch IRDG in Utrecht
2009
New Constitution Adopted
IRDG meeting held in Dublin
2007
First Christmas Meeting at UCL
2003
Final Christmas Meeting at King’s College on the Strand
2000
First IRDG presentation by Peter Griffiths at IRDG 162
1997
Presentation by Sir David King FRS at IRDG 153
Norman Sheppard’s final presentation
1996
150th IRDG Meeting – Pat Hendra presents on FT Raman
1994
First Martin & Willis Prize Meeting at Nottingham University
1991
The Sir Harold Thompson Memorial Award Presented to Anna Muller and Derek Steele
1990
Second IRDG Chairman retires
New Chairman Derek Steel introduces a committee
1982
100th IRDG Meeting – Thomas Hirschfeld spoke
1966
50th IRDG Meeting – R Norman Jones spoke
First IRDG Chairman retires
Pat Hendra dismisses FT Raman as “flash in the pan”
1950
1st IRDG Meeting